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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Welcome! Whether you are a current postdoc, a faculty member who works with postdocs, or a prospective appointee, we're glad you are here.

Vanderbilt hosts a large cadre of postdocs who are integral to the research and scholarly mission of our university and medical center. We provide exceptional postdoctoral opportunities with rich mentoring experiences and resources. Faculty, students, and staff work closely together to examine challenging questions across a wide range of disciplines. As a result, postdocs at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to further enhance their skills and prepare for future careers while working with leading scholars in the biological and physical sciences, engineering, the humanities, law and business, and the social sciences.

Learn more about the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs here.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Persons with disabilities who have requests for reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services.


13th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Association Symposium

Registration for the 13th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Association (VPA) Symposium is now open.  The symposium is on Tuesday, April 9th, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the Student Life Center.

The Keynote speaker is Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a molecular biologist, executive, and diversity advocate.  She is a consultant and a speaker, founder of Intersections, SBD, and founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).  Dr. Villa-Komaroff will also give a general audience lecture on Monday, April 8th at 6:00 PM at the Wond'ry.

Visit the VPA's website for full details on the symposium and register to attend and/or present a poster.

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Submitting a fellowship or grant?

If you are applying directly to an external funding agency for a fellowship or other research funding while a postdoc at Vanderbilt, please tell us about the application you are submitting by completing this form.

We appreciate your assistance in helping us track fellowship/grant applications and aid in our data collection and outcomes reporting.